Was able to drive up the Forest road partway to the trailhead for Trail 133. Snowshoed up the steep slopes from the Forest road and then followed the basic trail route, although I couldn't find the trail in the 4-foot deep snow. The snow was windblown and consolidated at the summit area, so it was easier than snowshoeing down below in the DEEP powder. It was sunny all day--I made it to the summit just as the sun was setting, then coasted back down in the dark in record time.
Well done! What time did you begin? We are planning a mid-Feb climb up the Northeast Couloir. We are gonna head up Baker Creek. Any advice or info would be greatly appreciated. thanks. tm
Tom, how did the Northeast Couloir go? I'm thinking of climbing again via that route. Any avalanche hazards?
Hey, sorry about the non-reply...I didn't see your comment until today. (Is there a way to have SP email me when I receive a comment?) Anyway, I started around 8 AM Mountain time, so it was about a 9-hour climb until sunset. (I don't always keep in shape, and I had terrible tendinitis after that trek!)
Well, sort of successful. My girlfriend and I made it to East Trapper. I'm very proud of her though. She has a hip condition which bothered her the whole way and it was her first Mountain. The view was amazing. I never thought I would be able to stand on top of the Mountain I gazed at every day as kid growing up in the Bitteroot Valley.
The weather wasn't co-operating and our views were not as hoped. Made some good time hiking and enjoyed the company. Will definitely make another attempt to get those anticipated views.
Wasn't much of a view in the clouds but I love the feeling of isolation that they bring
All great hikes; worth hiking before daylight and being there for the sunrise!
Amazing view up top of the Pintlars to the east and massive Selway-Bitterroot/Frank Church country in all other directions. Once again this is an approx. date climbed.
Had a good day alone, and a good late fall day on the Peak.
This was my first time and first peak in MT. Saw a black bear across the Salmon River (ID) where I was camping this trip.
Trapper Peak was the first mountain I climbed, it had a great views. It was a blast! Climbed with Rebelgrizz, Tater, and JFK.
Easy trail through lush forest. Went to East Trapper first, then up to main summit. Spectacular view of Bitterroot jagged ridges, lakes, forest, and rock glacier beneath North face. Could see the Missions, Pintlers, Beaverheads, and Bighorn Crags too. Great rugged mountain with nice approach.
Climbed the East Ridge accessed directly above Baker Lake - the Baker Lake Ridge Route described here. A great day out with Moni and Mike (thephotohiker).
Great spring route. Highly recommend!
great views. fun walk up. heard and saw lots of rockfall in the basin below.
Great view, great climb (if you go via Gem Lake). Just don't tell too many people! One of the all time classic camp sites.
With my family as a kid, maybe when I was 12 or so the first time? Several more times over the years via various routes.
Have done this peak numerous times, from different approaches. Always a great day out.
Great climb with group or family